New dance studio opens

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By Christie [email protected] most 18-year-olds are worried about making friends their freshmen year of college, Kelly O’Shea was hunting for locations and building up clientele to open her own dance studio.After 18 years of hard work, O’Shea was faced with a tough decision. Stay in New York and continue to run her dance studio, made […]


Senior Games all-stars

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Harrisburg seniors shine in county competition, head to North Carolina Senior Games By Christie [email protected] will be well represented when its residents head to Raleigh to compete in the State Senior Games competition.So far, around 47 Cabarrus County competitors have signed up to make the trip, said Joan Swaringen, the aging programs coordinator for the […]


Jump start your credit—Part II

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Felicia Dixon Ward Here is a quick recap from part I of this two part article:According to the United States Chamber of Commerce Statistics and Research Center these are some of the following factors, which affect credit approval: • Business Owners Race8 percent• Business Owners Gender10 percent• Lender Size20 percent• Business Plan37 percent *• Financial […]


Glad grads

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Seniors celebrate graduation, remember those with whom they could not share the day By Jonathan E. [email protected] a day meant to celebrate accomplishment and relish in the memories of high school, students from both Central Cabarrus High School and Jay M. Robinson High School took time to remember the difficult lessons of loss, and reflect […]


Town hires new planner

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The Town of Harrisburg’s contract for planning services with Cabarrus County is set to expire at the end of June, but rather than renew the contract, town officials decided to add a full-time planner to its staff.The newly-hired town planner, Josh Watkins, has been at work for about two weeks, and has spent much of […]


FRESH START: Carr seems to feel at home with Panthers

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By John DelongJOURNAL REPORTER At the end of each of the Carolina Panthers’ voluntary summer-school sessions, David Carr has walked off the field smiling and joking with teammates. There is no way to tell yet if Carr will flourish or founder in the role of backup quarterback, but it seems clear that he is happy […]


Bobcats add former big man Mokeski as assistant coach

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte Bobcats coach Sam Vincent completed his staff Wednesday by hiring former NBA center Paul Mokeski as an assistant coach. TALK BACK: What do you think about the addition of Mokeski? The 7-foot Mokeski played 12 seasons in the NBA, including a seven-year stint with the Milwaukee Bucks. He most recently served […]


Brewer, Thornton pound away at each other in pre-draft workouts

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Al Thornton is tired of chasing Corey Brewer around the perimeter. Brewer is bruised after trying to defend Thornton in the paint. Thornton, the former Florida State star, and Brewer, the most outstanding player in the Final Four for national champion Florida, were together for a fourth straight pre-draft workout Wednesday, this time for the […]


Earnhardt to join Hendrick Motorsports next season

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is joining Hendrick Motorsports, hopefully moving one step closer to a championship that has eluded him while driving for his late father’s company. TALK BACK—What do you think about Earnhardt joining Hendrick Motorsports? Post your comments in our forums. By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing Writer MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. […]


Photos: A.L. Brown High School Graduation

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Markeisha Douglas, right, sobs tears of joy as she embraces classmates Christyle Hollis, middle, and Tuccarro Carrington, left, after A.L. Brown High School’s graduation ceremony at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center. (Greg Kahn / Independent Tribune) A.L. Brown’s Kevin Cano, left, and Josh Gray, right, joke in the hallways of their high school before the […]